Colombo (July 23, 2018): Sri Lanka win by 199 runs to seal series against South Africa with 2-0.
Sri Lanka sealed the series in comprehensive fashion on the fourth day of the second Test despite serious resistance shown by Temba Bavuma and De Bruyn. Their hundred run stand kept South Africa battling but all it did was delay the inevitable. Veteran Rangana Herath had the last laugh picking up six wickets including that of de Bruyn who finished with a maiden Test century.
On the other hand, South Africa were 139/5 while chasing 490 and that was a challenging enough ask it got tougher after Sri Lanka took the new ball and got plenty out of it in terms of bounce.
Herath took the last wicket to stamp his authority on a dominant series win.Sri Lanka completed a 2-0 Test sweep of South Africa on Monday to record their first series win over the Proteas since 2006 after an emphatic 199-run victory in the second Test.
It was also South Africa’s first Test whitewash since they went down in the island nation 2-0 in a two-match series almost 12 years ago.